Art Adventures

  • The Jordan Schnitzer Family
    Art Adventures Summer Camp

    Each week, Art Adventures builds a community led by our talented artists/instructors and counselors. Campers explore design, innovation and creativity in art workshops designed to strengthen their creative abilities while developing their social, communication and intellectual skills. Campers play games, make friends, sing camp songs and build fantastic relationships with our amazing staff. We aim to inspire kids, build self-esteem and allow for unique, creative ideas to blossom. We think with our hands At Art Adventures!

    Campers participate in four different fine art and craft workshops per day. These workshops, which continue throughout the week, offer campers a wide range of art making experiences in both two and three-dimensional media. At the end of the day, we have a Free Choice time to wind down, do skits, explore other projects, play games and hang out. Each group has a camp counselor to help support the group, inspire fun and guide the songs, skits, and creative camp energy that is all part of Art Adventures.

    The weeklong sessions run from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Each Friday afternoon at 4pm, all of the young artists gather with parents and friends for an “Art Walk” to share their artwork with families, friends, camp staff and other artists. The art show gives campers a chance to celebrate the week’s accomplishments and to see their work through the eyes of others. Parents have the opportunity to meet with the teaching artists and see the whole creative campus!

    Children are grouped by age/grade with a maximum of 12 per group. If your child would like to be grouped with ONE friend please be sure to indicate this in the “comment” field during check out process. We are only able to group with one child, no more than one grade apart in age. We are unable to place a larger group of friends together. We strongly feel that camp is a great place to make new friends and develop social skills to build a new community each week.

    Campers have full access to port-a-potty portable restrooms that are stationed throughout camp. Each bathroom station has a sink with water to wash hands. If your child is unaccustomed to using port-a-potties, we encourage you to introduce them to the idea. We keep our stations clean and sanitized daily.

    Who: Registration is open to children who will be entering grades 1-5 in the fall.

    What: Week-long sessions are comprised of four art workshops a day plus snack breaks, lunch break, games, skits, friends and festivities!

    When: The daily camp schedule runs from 9am-5pm. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session.

    Where: Most workshops are taught in open tents throughout our beautiful 10-acre campus, using the natural environment as a backdrop for creativity.

    Campers must bring a lunch and 2 snacks.

    Why: Children need a chance to develop their creativity! We give them the tools and instruction to learn and explore in a nurturing environment.

    *** REGISTRATION CLOSES EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAY AT NOON ****

    Questions? Please call Connie Malone at 971.255.4205 or email cmalone@ocac.edu

    (THERE WILL BE CAMP ON JULY 4TH!)

    **Please note that there is a $35 processing fee for session changes and cancellations

    OCAC Campus
    06/19/2017
    08/18/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am - 5pm (Before/After Care Available)
    $0.00

    Please select the week(s) you wish to enroll your child in AA summer Camp

  • Art Adventures BEGINNINGS Camp - Ages 4-6

    Our exciting BEGINNINGS Camp is designed specifically for our youngest artists, ages 4-6 years, to guide our campers through an exploration of visual art, play, and song as a first step towards interdisciplinary creation. Our camp links creative problem solving with exploratory learning, all directly tied to children’s imagination and a desire to create.

    Each week we build a new small camp community, valuing our unique young artists and their personalities. We encourage self-expression, respect, creative exploration, and play.

    Beginnings Camp is Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This full-day schedule for the week includes a creatively rich curriculum of art making, open and structured projects that build throughout the week, environmental projects and discovery, free play, and quiet “reading” time. We emphasize exploration with mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing, and mixed media. If your camper is not quite ready for that long of a day, you are welcome to come pick your camper up early. We do offer a quiet time in the afternoon, where campers listen to music, read or listen to stories while on their quiet time mat for 30 min. By the end of the week, many campers have a little nap during this quiet time, as these are busy camp days!

    At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 3:30pm for our Friday Art Walk, where campers can show off their work and the creative camp studio and parents can meet the teaching artists.

    Additional supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session.

    Each week of Beginnings Camp will have a unique and exciting focus, so repeat campers are welcome!

    *** REGISTRATION CLOSES EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAY AT NOON ****

    We hope to see you at Beginnings Camp!

    **Please note that there is a $35 processing fee for session changes and cancellations

    Questions? Please call Connie Malone at 971.255.4205 or email cmalone@ocac.edu

    Centrum Studio
    06/19/2017
    08/18/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am - 5pm (Before/After Care Available)
    $0.00

    Please select the week(s) you wish to enroll your child in AA summer Camp

  • YA! (YOUNG ADULT) SUMMER DAY CAMP (Grades 6-8)

    Art Adventures YA! (Young Adult) Day Camp hosts students in grades 6-8 to OCAC’s professional arts studios under the guidance of working artists and arts educators. Each weeklong session is comprised of two in-depth art workshops. This creative and fun exploration of two different studio techniques provides the developing teen boundless opportunity for self-expression and personal creativity. The YA! Day Camp is an ideal program to dig into new and fresh ways to learn artistic skills in a safe and forgiving environment and to learn alongside their peers. We build a community each week that helps to build self-confidence, self esteem and expands the artistic language.

    YA! Campers switch between the same two workshops each day. We build on each day so that skills, techniques and goals are evolving until the end of the week. We encourage YA Campers to try new things and stay open minded. At the end of the day, we have a Free Choice time to wind down, do skits, explore other projects, play games and hang out. YA Camp Groups are mixed grades (6-8) and have a camp counselor to help support the group, inspire fun and guide the songs, skits, and creative camp energy that is all part of Art Adventures.

    At the end of the week, we welcome both family and friends to come to campus at 4:00pm for our Friday Art Walk, where students can show off their work and view work done by other YA! Campers and parents can meet the teaching artists.

    Each weeklong camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm, every day. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am (Before Care) and from 5pm-6pm (After Care). Before/After Care is offered as a package for an additional fee of $30 per session. No person under the age of 15 years may wait unsupervised on the campus of Oregon College of Art and Craft.

    Campers must bring a lunch and 2 snacks.

    If your child would like to be grouped with ONE friend please be sure to indicate this in the “comment” field during check out process. We are only able to group with one child, no more than one grade apart in age.

    Please see the sessions with art workshops listed below. Please choose ONE selection below for the week you are interested in. If you are interested in multiple weeklong sessions, please make sure to only choose ONE box for each of the weeks listed.

    *** REGISTRATION CLOSES EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAY AT NOON ****

    Questions? Please call Connie Malone at 971.255.4205 or email cmalone@ocac.edu

    **Please note that there is a $35 processing fee for session changes and cancellations

    Session 1 – 6/19/17 – 6/23/17
    Session 2 – 6/26/17 – 6/30/17
    Session 3 – 7/3/17 – 7/7/17
    Session 4 – 7/10/17 – 7/14/17
    Session 5 – 7/17/17 – 7/21/17
    Session 6 – 7/24/17 – 7/28/17
    Session 7 – 7/31/17 – 8/4/17
    Session 8 – 8/7/17 – 8/11/17
    Session 9 – 8/14/17 – 8/18/17

    OCAC Campus
    06/19/2017
    08/18/2017
    Monday through Friday
    9am - 5pm (Before/After Care Available)
    $0.00
  • In this one-week workshop students will be introduced to wheel throwing techniques as they relate to functional vessels and sculpture. Students will learn how to form cups and bowls in addition to using the wheel as a tool for making parts and pieces to transform into sculptural objects. All wares will be food safe and ready to use at the end of the workshop.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Artist will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    Ceramic Studio
    06/26/2017
    06/30/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In this innovative workshop, we will be pushing our limits from working in small to medium scale, to
    working BIG! You will tackle 3 to 5 completed works using drawing and painting mediums with possibilities of mixing in a bit of collage. The idea of this class is to push ourselves to new limits and get out of our comfort zone. Come make something BIG!

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Artist will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    06/26/2017
    06/30/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • This workshop gives you the chance to dive into the fundamentals of digital photography! We will cover the functions of your Digital SLR camera, basic photo editing, photo composition, the use of studio lighting and printing. The days will be split up into two portions: time behind the camera and time in the classroom (lecture and editing). Come jump start or refresh all your digital skills.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Artist will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    06/26/2017
    06/30/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In this workshop, we will examine landscape in various forms through the medium of paint. By experimenting with various approaches – from more traditional to more experimental, we will explore how the format of landscape painting can be an exciting, expressive subject for painters. Formulated to offer both direction and freedom, assignments will allow for students with a wide range of experience levels – beginning to advanced – to find individual ways to engage with and grow through the material. Pacing will be rigorous to incorporate as much practice as possible into the class time, and periodic critiques will introduce budding artists to a more mature relationship to their work.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Artist will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/03/2017
    07/07/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • Today more than ever we are called upon to step forward and stand-up for what we believe in. Creativity has always played a central role in social change movements and this class will be an opportunity to explore creative messaging and delivery. We will begin the class by looking at examples of creative responses to social issues through the years; next students will be led in crafting their own political haikus and imagery that we will transfer to upcycled patches, pins, shirts, and signs. Students will also be encouraged to develop either an individual or group project, which could be anything from art interventions, to movement and/or vocal based “performance art” for rallies and marches; or whatever else participants dream up! No matter what your social and political beliefs are, you are welcome in this class-- the focus will be on building connection and creative response.

    Teaching Artist, NANCY JUDD, creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her sculptures, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Delta Air Line’s in-flight magazine, the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world. Companies and organizations such as Delta Air Lines, Toyota, and The Nature Conservancy have sponsored her sculptures and exhibitions. Currently she is creating work for a 2nd exhibition in the Atlanta International Airport in 2017. Nancy is also a Teaching Artist, providing Arts Integration (exploring curriculum via creative experiences) in schools and gives presentations and workshops to audiences of all ages around the country.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/08/2017
    07/09/2017
    Saturday - Sunday
    9am - 4pm
    $200.00
  • This course will help students develop and strengthen their characters and the worlds that they inhabit. Examples from comics, video games, film and television will be included in lectures. Through exercises and projects that involve idea generation, research, and observational drawing students will learn how to create solid foundations for their characters and worlds, no matter what type of work they plan to place them in. Students will publish a mini-portfolio at the end of the class that will include concept sketches, character turnarounds, sample environments, and other work produced during the week.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/10/2017
    07/14/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • This class provides an introduction to basic skills in the Metals Studio. Explore cutting, drilling, filing, cold connections, soldering and more as you move through a series of jewelry projects. Designed to cultivate a foundation in fabrication processes, this class will expose students to a variety of approaches and allow them to explore the media of metal as they construct pieces of their own design.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    Metals Studio
    07/10/2017
    07/14/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In this one-week workshop students will be introduced to wheel throwing techniques as they relate to functional vessels and sculpture. Students will learn how to form cups and bowls in addition to using the wheel as a tool for making parts and pieces to transform into sculptural objects. All wares will be food safe and ready to use at the end of the workshop.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    Ceramic Studio
    07/17/2017
    07/21/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • Using a variety of materials such as clay and paper, learn how to produce your very own stop motion animation just like your favorite animators! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using various stop motion animation techniques. Working as a team, students will use provided classroom materials to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss your chance to be a movie producer!

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/17/2017
    07/21/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In this re-fashion design class, you will explore experimental fashion techniques to create a series of clothing. Through examining the effects of culture, history and personal style in fashion, participants will be encouraged to consider the different definitions of dress, garments and accessories within the context of sustainability. Class projects will include experimentation and exploration of design through the deconstruction and reconstruction of clothing. We will study materials, forms, construction, color through both research and hands-on tutorials, making approximately one head to toe outfit.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/17/2017
    07/21/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • For this workshop students will be playing with the idea of memories and using the silhouette of themselves as the starting point. We will be talking about the concept of portraying their memories as tangible ideas that fill up the space created by their silhouette. We will be referencing the work of Pat Perry who often fills the shapes of people with different scenes and images. We will begin first by brainstorming- making lists and sketches of memories and experiences (ex: Childhood home, a favorite memory, an embarrassing moment, a family vacation, a place you love to visit, a recurring
    dream). Students will then choose if they want to focus on one particular place or image, or layer up many images that make up who they are. If students have references images from home of vacations, places, etc, they should bring those in. Students will make a variety of sketches to decide composition and design elements- will the images be contained in the silhouette or break out? Will they include any portions of their face? Will they add any details with watercolor washes or keep the piece pen and ink? Will the silhouette be just their head, or include shoulders, whole body, etc.? Class time will mostly be devoted to the large scale drawing done in pen and ink so they end up with a large piece for their portfolio.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/17/2017
    07/21/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am-4pm
    $385.00
  • Create one-of-kind independently designed t-shirts, patches, and posters in this week long workshop focused on screen and block printing! The week will start with leaning silkscreen by printing with paper and tape stencils onto paper posters. For part of the day, each student will draw their own t-shirt design and learn basic computer skills to transform their images for optimal printing. Stamping and stenciling provide skills to finish the week with photo-emulsion coated silk screens used to print t-shirts and specialized iron on patches! Each student will go home with new skills and new custom designed items.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/24/2017
    07/28/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • This course will cover the fundamentals of drawing including: line, volume, composition, positive and negative space, perspective and portraiture. It is designed to give students skills essential to the practice of observational drawing. In addition, we will touch on drawing as a creative endeavor – using drawing materials plus color not just to record the natural world, but to imbue our works with emotion and expression. This course is designed for the beginner through advanced student, diving into the fundamentals for the beginner and offers the experienced student ample opportunity to hone their skills.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/24/2017
    07/28/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • The graphic design workshop is a place for students to expand their foundational knowledge of good design principles and how they relate to the world of advertising and illustration. In this course students will engage in the development of a range of small design projects that will expose them to the incredible flexibility and impact of vector artwork. Students will be taught how to develop their designs using traditional sketching methods on paper, but will ultimately resolve all of their work in Adobe Illustrator; adding depth and clarity to their personalized design concepts. At the end of the workshop, students will select their best work to be printed and prepared for public exhibition.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/24/2017
    07/28/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am-4pm
    $385.00
  • This introductory course will cover the basic fundamentals of crafting comics. Students will learn to use a variety of tools to combine concept, drawing, design, typography, and basic storytelling tools to craft a cohesive visual narrative. The class will culminate with the creation of a 2-3 page story by each student that will be combined and published in a class anthology.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/31/2017
    08/04/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • For decades, artists have used words to add meaning to their work, and now it is easier than ever to do so. But how do you do it to create the desired effect? Join Sara Young to explore the different ways you can add text and therefor, meaning to your two-dimensional artwork. Sara will cover the history of text in art, as well as the symbolism behind the use of specific types of text.
    You will learn how to incorporate color, shape, and line so that your concept is powerful and clear. You will also learn how to get to the heart of what you want to say with your art, and learn how to say it through the use of this important skill.
    This class will incorporate drawing, mixed media, collage, and painting techniques. If you have a smart phone, you will also want to bring it, or a tablet of some sort.

    Sara Young is a body positive artist and author who engages fully with the world. She works in clay, found object sculpture, performance and all kinds of 2-D medium. She works out of her home studio in Bellingham, Washington, and travels frequently as a way to inspire her work. Sara engages students by asking them to express themselves with confidence about whatever it is they care about. Her teaching philosophy is simple: She plants the seeds and then watches the magic happen.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/31/2017
    08/04/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am-4pm
    $385.00
  • Students will explore the use of mixed media and layered cut paper to enhance their drawings. The piece will build upon a main drawing done in pen and ink or pencil and will use cut paper of various media to create backgrounds that tie into the piece to emphasize the mood, environment, design, and composition on the work. (See student examples below.)
    Students will begin the first day by seeing examples and beginning idea generation for content and layout. Students will have the opportunity to make mini sketches and drawings that they can then play around with adding layers and mixed media to. Once students have a final concept, they will begin the large scale drawings that will be the foundation for the work. From there students will alternate between working on the drawing and prepping pieces to be cut out for the background
    (painting large sheets of paper, collaging, etc.). Students will have the opportunity to play around with making a variety of grounds to cut up for backgrounds if they want- large watercolor paper abstractions, big sheets they cover in glitter or smeared paint, etc.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    07/31/2017
    08/04/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am-4pm
    $385.00
  • This class will offer experiments into video and performance art. Students will experiment with lighting, green screen, video editing, performance and concept. We will establish an online platform through Youtube and Vimeo to put our art into the public, maintaining a well-organized portfolio for professional practices and portfolio development.

    07/31/2017
    08/04/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am-4pm
    $385.00
  • The sketchbook is one of the most vital tools for any artist. It serves as a journal, a place to work out visual problems, a place to experiment techniques, and practice your skills. This course will serve as a pathway to developing one’s visual voice and good creative habits. Throughout the week students will be working on dozens of smaller writing and drawing projects that will spur idea generation, strengthen drawing & observation skills, and allow experimentation. The goal will be trying to fill a whole sketchbook over the course of the week!

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/07/2017
    08/11/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In the first half of this workshop students will have the opportunity to print onto fabrics using non-photo emulsion screen printing techniques (drawing fluid and screen filler) and sun printing methods. Students will be given a variety of patterns and stencils to work with for creating their fabric printing designs. Students will have the opportunity to select which methods they would like to use for their fabrics. In the second half of this workshop students will learn introductory sewing methods while learning to create wearable structures. Students will have the opportunity to stitch their own unique handbag and shirt construction from the fabrics they have printed.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/07/2017
    08/11/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In the first half of this class students will learn how to make acetone transfers and create their own unique collages from found materials. This class will explore appropriation, re-contextualizing found imagery to create new meaning. Students will have access to a variety of images to make copies of for the acetone transfer process. Students are also welcome to bring found images to work from during this workshop. In the second part of this week ling workshops, students will have the opportunity to learn the basics of linoleum printing. They will spend time drawing, learning how to carve the blocks, and the process for printing theses reproducible images. While learning how to print editions with consistency students will have the opportunity to practice this process and take home a small edition of prints and/or work this print technique into the previously made acetone transfer collages.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/07/2017
    08/11/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • For as long as art has been created, there have been artistic standards of beauty, and challenges to these ideas over time. The question is, what is beauty, and how does it effect the viewer in art? In this course, you will learn to create and express your own ideas of beauty, as well as gain a solid understanding of how beauty has been used in art and what it has signified at different points in history. The class will also attempt to answer the question, "Is it art?" in response to a variety of works through history in order to gain a basic understanding of the relationship of beauty in art.
    This class will incorporate drawing, mixed media, collage, and painting techniques.

    Teaching artist, SARA YOUNG, is a body positive artist and author who engages fully with the world. She works in clay, found object sculpture, performance and all kinds of 2-D medium. She works out of her home studio in Bellingham, Washington, and travels frequently as a way to inspire her work. Sara engages students by asking them to express themselves with confidence about whatever it is they care about. Her teaching philosophy is simple: She plants the seeds and then watches the magic happen.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/07/2017
    08/11/2017
    Monday-Friday
    9am - 4pm
    $385.00
  • Mark making is a primal urge dating back at lest 40,000 years. Mark making is the use of any material that has the ability to mark any surface or substrate. It can be paint on canvas, ink or pencil on paper, scratched marks, digital art tools on a screen, or a tattoo on skin. Marks can be gestural, structured, loose, and controlled. Artists use a variety of marks to express their feeling and emotions in response to something seen or something felt. In this class we will explore the basics of mark making from charcoal, walnut ink wash and white-out correction pens, and xerox transfer, to alternative art making. Such as making art from the throw-away and painting with charcoal and acrylics on plastic. We will delve into bundling as a way to archive personal items and build a sculpture at the same time. We will also investigate mono printing and cold wax and encaustic wax as final surface finishes on artworks.

    **Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/14/2017
    08/18/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • This intensive week-long workshop is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in wood shop safety and the proper use of hand tools while make a small stool. Students will learn to use quintessential hand tools, such as hand planes, spoke shaves, handsaws, and chisels. Students will also learn fundamental joinery such as a wedged through tenon, a beautiful and strong joint. This class will provide you with the confidence and foundational knowledge to jump-start your woodworking skills. Each student will build a small stool to take home at the end of the week.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    Wood Studio
    08/14/2017
    08/18/2017
    Mon-Fri
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00
  • In this class, students will dive deep into the world of photography. Exploring larger film formats, toy cameras and building their own pinholes will expand student’s concepts of photography beyond the darkroom. After making exposures students will make final silver prints from their own negatives using tray chemistry. This is a hands on experimental and exciting way to learn the art and science of photography.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    DPP Darkroom
    08/21/2017
    08/25/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9am - 4pm
    $385.00
  • There are so many ways in which glass can be used to create one of a kind pieces. In this class we will learn about how to use sheet glass, frit (colored crushed glass) and colored glass strands, called stringer, to create several projects, including a small decorative hanging window, a utilitarian plate, and pendants.

    *Pre-College Workshops begin Monday morning at 9am, and then 10am for each day after. Each morning, Tues-Fri, 9am-10am is designed as an optional "Open Studio" time for students to work on their projects. The Teaching Instructor will be present to prep and set up and available for guidance and questions. The workshop will then formally begin at 10am Tues-Friday.

    08/14/2018
    08/18/2017
    Monday - Friday
    9:00AM-4:00PM
    $385.00